to make a mistake by pressing the wrong key on a keyboard or number pad
a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table after a meal
to dry hair by lifting it and running it between the fingers from roots to ends
food that may be picked up with the fingers, such as canapés or vol-au-vents
one of a set of holes for the finger on the rotating dial of a telephone
a mark, esp. a smudge or stain, made by a finger
a post with a sign, often shaped like a pointing finger or hand, indicating a direction
a wave set in wet hair by using fingers and comb only
Fish fingers are small long pieces of fish covered in breadcrumbs. They are usually sold in frozen form.
any of various plants having five-petalled flowers or five lobed leaves, such as cinquefoil and Virginia creeper
→ put something on the long finger
Your ring finger is the third finger of your left or right hand, without counting your thumb . In some countries, people wear a ring on this finger to show that they are engaged or married .
a buffet meal at which food that may be picked up with the fingers ( finger food ), such as canapés or vol-au-vents, is served
any of various grasses of the genus Chloris, having several narrow spikes in a terminal cluster
group of long, narrow glacial lakes in WC N. Y .
paint made from starch, glycerine, and pigments and applied with the fingers, hand, or arm
a miniature puppet fitting over and manipulated by one finger
made as tight as possible by hand
the finger next to the thumb ; index finger
the third finger, esp of the left hand, on which a wedding ring is traditionally worn
Your index finger is the finger that is next to your thumb.
→ same as ladies' fingers
Your little finger is the smallest finger on your hand.
the finger on the hand which is usually the longest and is between the index finger and the ring finger
the finger next to the little finger; ring finger
a condition of a finger that results in a white appearance caused by a spasm of the blood vessels. It occurs with Raynaud's disease and with the long-term use of percussion tools
a series of shapes made by the fingers that indicate letters of an alphabet and can be used in finger spelling for deaf people
the process or art of painting with finger paints of starch, glycerine, and pigments, using the fingers, hand, or arm
the act of assigning blame as for a harmful policy or unwise decision to another or others, often in an effort to deflect blame from oneself
a method of communicating with or among deaf people in which different shapes made with the fingers represent different letters of the alphabet
trouble caused by operator error, such as striking the wrong key
the finger a shooter or gunman uses to pull the trigger
exercises that are intended to increase the flexibility and dexterity of a player's fingers
lay a finger on:
an isolated area considered as being inhabited by people who practise inbreeding
Your fingertips are the ends of your fingers.
not lift a finger:
to not do something or not help someone at all
put the finger on:
to inform on or identify, esp for the police
a type of fastball that sinks abruptly as it nears home plate, thrown with the grip used for a forkball
Your fingernails are the thin hard areas at the end of each of your fingers.
finger on the pulse:
If you have your finger on the pulse of something, you know all the latest opinions or developments concerning it.
get one's finger out:
to begin or speed up activity, esp after initial delay or slackness
lay one's finger on:
to indicate, identify, or locate accurately
point the finger at:
to accuse or blame
pull your finger out:
to start working harder or to start dealing with something
vibration white finger:
a condition affecting workers using vibrating machinery, which causes damage to the blood vessels and nerves of the fingers and leads to a permanent loss of feeling
a finger in every pie:
If you say that someone has a finger in every pie, you mean they are involved in a lot of things.
give (someone) the finger:
to express contempt for by or as by the obscene gesture of pointing the middle finger upward while folding the other fingers against the palm
put one's finger on sth:
If you put your finger on something, for example a reason or problem, you see and identify exactly what it is.